No surprise to anyone, our most popular feature of the year goes to our Top Young Ag Professionals! Frederick County is home to an abundance of stellar ag and craft beverage industry professionals who are 40 and under. See who topped the list and earned recognition in conjunction with the Homegrown Frederick publication release in June. Within this blog, you will find each individual’s blog linked by clicking their name!
Our first blog of 2022 announced the newest hire to the FCOED team. Becca joined the staff as the Senior Business Development Manager of Agriculture.
To celebrate Women’s History Month, each week throughout the month of March we highlighted some of the finest women in the ag and craft beverage industries. Missy Donnelly is no stranger to the local farming community serving as the County Executive Director for the Frederick County Farm Service Agency.
The end of April marked an exciting time for Frederick County! Rosie Cheeks Distillery opened its doors to the public. The distillery is beautifully located right off Woodsboro Pike in Walkersville. They bring unique and delicious high-quality Moonshine products to the booming local craft beverage scene while sourcing ingredients locally.
A Valentine’s Day highlight featured a story about a Knoxville couple, Kelli and Matt Welsh, whose love blossomed over a shared love for dairy farming. Today the couple is married with four children and helps to operate Kelli’s family’s dairy farm, Savage-Leigh Farm.
Thank you, our readers, for following along throughout the year. It has been an exciting time for Frederick County agriculture with countless stories to share. Cheers to a wonderful 2022 and we look forward to 2023 and the stories to come in the new year!